Mirror Mirror Education

Mirror Mirror explores the educational potential in early cinema and pre-cinema ephemera. We devise bespoke workshops, screenings, talks and events including:

  • Film analysis workshops featuring the work of Thomas Edison, Georges Milis and Mitchell and Kenyon- incorporating curriculum requirements that cover history, citizenship, literacy and media studies.
  • Family orientated 'hands on' workshops that use persistence of vision toys including thaumatropes, flick books, zoetropes and optical illusions. 
  • Magic lantern displays using slides from the early 20th century to highlight the interests and entertainment of the time. Storytelling in immersive environments: told through characters or with the aid of the magic lantern. 
  • Interactive screenings of rarely seen music hall, cabaret and dance films in non-cinema spaces accompanied by live entertainment.